If you are an experienced animal welfare professional and interested in becoming a field trainer, read on! We need volunteers to instruct those working in the field in the safe capture and care of cats during Trap-Neuter-Return.
If you've not trapped ferals before, or not trapped outside your home country, we would ask that you commit to two projects, one to gain experience yourself for a week, working with experienced TNR volunteers, before moving on to instruct. If you are experienced with feral TNR, we will discuss with you where you can best use these skills.
We feel that the trapping and handling aspects – so crucial to successful population control, are ignored with dire consequences, so we always place these at high importance, and we offer a really good stock of well designed traps and cages from major manufacturers.
Key skills you'll need – ability to cope in an unfamiliar environment, familiarity with trapping equipment and cages, driving licence and willingness to drive on the right, to work in less than picturesque environments (smelly bins, derelict buildings, used needles etc) and ability to deal with early starts, late finishes, and the frustrations of working in the field. People skills are essential, as is patience, and tact.